3 charged, firearms recovered after multiple carjackings in York region

Three people are facing multiple charges after police officers recovered two firearms and two stolen vehicles following carjackings in York region.

On Aug. 5, just before midnight, York police received a call of an attempted carjacking in the area of Mistysugar Trail and Thornhill Woods Drive, near Highway 7 and Bathurst Street, in Vaughan.

The victim told police that a male suspect pointed a gun at her, tried to take her car, and took off when approached by the victim’s husband. The vehicle was not taken and there were no injuries.

Half an hour later, at approximately 12:30 a.m., police received a call about another carjacking, this time in the area of Fairburn Drive and Highway 7 East in Markham.

The victim said his Mercedes was taken at gunpoint by a male suspect.

Police located the suspects and officers were able to arrest one of them and recover the victim’s Mercedes. A loaded handgun was later located near the scene.

On Aug. 8, the second outstanding suspect was located in a stolen Jaguar Pace in Toronto. The driver and a passenger were arrested. As the driver exited the vehicle a firearm allegedly fell from his lap.

An 18-year-old man and male youth from Toronto are facing numerous charges including two counts of robbery with a firearm, two counts of disguise with intent, possession of a loaded restricted firearm, dangerous operation and fleeing from police. The 18-year-old was already on bail for unrelated firearm charges and on a firearms prohibition at the time of the offences.

A second male youth from Toronto was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

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